Feb 6-12 workouts, Menu, and Grocery List

Monday’s Workout

10 minute elliptical warmup

Legs/ Glutes (high rep-low weight)

Plié Squats: 3sets/reps-20,30,40

Reverse lunges: 3 sets/ reps-15,20,25

Kneeling Butt Blaster Machine: 3 sets/30,40,50 reps

Leg extension: 3 sets/ 30 reps each

WHEW! Shaking after the first set!


Above is my very messy grocery list.

‘P’ is for all things I had to purchase at Publix. The rest I got at Aldi. Things I decided to sub when I saw them at the store are in blue. Forgive the messiness of it all. But this is how it really goes down every week.


When I got home, I made the :

^^^We had the breakfast casserole tonight with the ketobread and jelly. Kids also had strawberries with it. They Loooved the ketobread and I wish I had doubled the recipe!

I knew that if I didn’t make it all when I had my Monday energy, it would just be wasted. Everything else is a ‘quick/ easy’ cook. It’s all downhill with cooking the rest of the week. And that’s a good feeling?.

**those ‘Keto fat bombs’ called for ‘coconut butter’ and I read it as ‘coconut oil’ so those aren’t happening this week. Aldi has some tasty low carb protein bars out now that I am loving. So those will be subbed as snacks. My goal is to try to do

MyFitnessPal snapshots through the week to keep myself accountable and update here. The honey BBQ zings are the only warm source of protein my spoiled children will eat out of their thermos at lunch. Probably not that healthy, but I fear they will soon turn into peanut butter and jelly ?.

Tuesday Workout-abs/shoulders

Wednesday Workout-cardio/ repeat Monday leg workout

Thursday- tricep/ chest/ back

Friday- cardio/biceps

Saturday- stretching/yoga



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Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Updates

http://www.benderfitness.com/2017/01/anti-inflammatory-diet-grocery-list.html
^^^Melissa Bender is awesome! I am going to use her anti inflammatory food list to get a menu plan going for next week.

We are finishing the bonus space this week.  Homemade spiral staircases, white- washed brick,  rock- collection inlay table.  Cheap and easy headboards… and favorite T-shirt pillows.  Coming soon… promise!

The past 3 weeks, I have been doing 3 day per week weight training routine from:

101 Workouts For Women: Everything You Need to Get a Lean, Strong, and Fit Physique https://www.amazon.com/dp/1600780237/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_Q9ZLmwhYqKjto
I am getting bored, though, and may throw in some dramatically different routines next week. My local gym is about to start barre classes. As a former dancer, I am psyched about those!

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Valentines Day Decor (cheap & easy)


I pin a lot of ideas for this time of year, but I never actually use them. This ensemble took about 5 minutes. I shoved a box labeled ‘valentines day’ in a holiday storage closet when we moved. The contents? Walmart blankets and plushies galore from a grandparent last year. Dishes x 4 kids from a different grandparent last year ( like new because they have to be hand washed?). Then I came across a wide,  pink satin ribbon while I was looking for an item for a school project. Actually, that part happened first. Then I thought… ‘let’s break out the Valentine’s Day stuff’. LOVE this holiday. Sadly, it gets very little attention in this house because 4 out of 6 of our birthdays happen right around this holiday.   The dish towels and too small (size not marked ?) tablecloth were about $7 total at Ross.

Moral of the Story…

Save all of the plushy, gaudy stuff they get this year and use it to decorate next year.  Or you can just go to the thrift store and purchase the load I dumped out at the thrift store the year before last?.

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Menu Plan for the week

http://healthyhomestead.com/lose-10-pounds-in-a-week/
This seems to be working so far this week. Dropped 2 lbs in 2 days.  I usually do something a little drastic for one week a month and then finish the month by being a slave to my fitness pal points. It TRULY is 80% what you eat

                   20% workout

Shopping for bikinis online helps when the hunger hits ? 

Breakfast-fruit and nuts

Lunch-lean meat, vegetables, yogurt

Snack-salad or cucumbers, olive oil, salt

Dinner- 2 eggs and salad or cucumbers 

Dinner- Bedtime-green tea and a melatonin or Tylenol PM ?

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